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  • n. Plural form of magic word.

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Examples

  • The original intention of the dissident generals had been that the Commander, in Chief, Brauchitsch, be forced by their unanimous recommendation to go to Hitler and pronounce to him the magic words of Hindenburg and Seeckt: that he "no longer enjoyed the confidence of the Army."

    Barbarossa

  • Come to think of it, Hoozis was supposed to be working in an atomic products plant right now — but one where chrome-plated converters covered with pretty neon tubes were mysteriously blowing up every second day, and men were brought in with blue flames all over them to be cured instantly in time to utter the magic words so the hero could dash in and put out the atomic flame barehanded.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

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